Yes, you CAN stay in Highlands Ranch: Shea creates a luxury-sized, low-maintenance lifestyle at Central Park

“We thought Highlands Ranch was all built out!”

That’s an oft-repeated comment that Shea Homes sales reps hear as they show three new-urban single-family models with amazing interior space, on view between Broadway and Lucent, close to where Highlands Ranch’s new Central Park is taking shape.

Crescendo at Central Park by Shea Homes

What: Crescendo at Central Park by Shea Homes, luxury-sized new-urban single-family homes, landscaped low-maintenance yards, adjacent to new Central Park with walkable dining and entertainment; some have 3-car garage.
Where: 9051 Southurst Court, Highlands Ranch; from Broadway, head west on Highlands Ranch Pkwy ½-mi to Town Center Dr, turn north 3 blks to Chris Falkel Dr; or from C-470, take Lucent south to Plaza, east to Chris Falkel.
Price: From the $460s
When: Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, 11-6
Phone: 303-791-4387
More Info: SheaHomes.com/CentralPark

Some of those homebuyers, getting top dollar now for their old Highlands Ranch houses, were already resigned to moving out of the 22,000-acre master-planned community, to find newer, single-family plans that don’t require all the mowing and raking their current places need.

Those buyers get a nice surprise when they find these low-maintenance models at Crescendo at Central Park, east of Lucent on Plaza, where Shea gives each a lush, easy-to-maintain xeriscape. But the bigger shock is waiting when they step inside and see the space Shea has created with these.

“They tell us, ‘Wow, we didn’t expect this,’ ” says Shea’s Miguel Moran.

Most of those buyers, he adds, have been touring new-urban plans by other builders — some single family, some row homes — with similar layouts, the garage down and the entertaining area on a second level. But those homes aren’t delivering near the interior expanse you’ll see Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, in Crescendo.

These plans run from 2,100 to 2,400 square feet of finished space, arrayed into wide-open kitchen-family areas that carry the eye farther than expected — across wall-to-wall plank laminate floors that, along with most other features you’ll see, are included in the purchase price.

And when you think you’ve finally run out of space, you’ll exit onto a huge covered deck — plenty of room for outdoor dining, with views west to the hills from some.

That surprising space also shows on the bedroom suite level — an impressive master but plenty of space visible in bedrooms 2 and 3, as well.